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How to install Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18875

How to install Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18875

Hi everyone,

Today, I finally managed to install Windows 10 Insider Preview, build 18875. Previosuly, I was getting an error with code 0xca00a000.

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 1

After reading around the Feedback hub, it seems that disabling the Windows Search service and deleting the content of the Windows SoftwareDistribution folder fixes this, and the update is able to be installed succesful. Here, I’ll show you step by step how to do it.

Disabling the Windows Search service

First, press the keys Win + R and type services.msc, then press OK:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 2

The Windows Services management console will open. Go down and right click on the Windows Search service. You’ll click on Properties:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 3

Once you are in Properties, go to the Startup type drop down and select Disabled. Then, press OK:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 4

Right click on Windows Search again, and click on Stop:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 5

You may be prompted to disable other services. Press Yes:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 6

The Windows Search service should now be stopped.

Cleaning the SoftwareDistribution folder

The next step involves navigating to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and deleting everything inside:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 7
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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 8

You may be prompted to give administrator permissions in order to delete the contents. Press Continue:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 9

The contents will be deleted:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 10

And the folder will be empty:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 11

Now, on Windows Update, press Retry:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 12

It will begin getting ready, downloading, and installing the update:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 13
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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 14

Finally, you’ll be prompted to restart your machine. Click on Restart Now:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 15

Everything should run smoothly now and the update should install fine:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 16
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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 17

Once the installation finishes, you’ll be on the 18875 build of Windows 10:

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Installing Windows 10 Insider Preview 18875 18

That’s it! Hope these steps were useful in getting you to install Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18875!

Can’t get Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18875 to install…

Can’t get Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18875 to install…

UPDATE 4/13/2019: Yesterday, I published how to install build 18875. Click here to read the post.

Hi everyone,

Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18875, but I’m unable to install it on my machines. For some reason, it fails at 7% when it’s configuring the update when attempting to restart, and then, if I try to download the update again, it returns a 0xca00a00 error.

I removed the contents in C:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and it seems to be able to download the update again, but it still fails at 7% when restarting.

Hopefully, Microsoft will release an updated build sometime this week. Downloading the ISO also didn’t worked, as it fails at 100% giving an installation error…

NuVision 8" Windows 10 Tablet (TM800W560L) that was for $50 on the Microsoft Store

NuVision 8" Windows 10 Tablet (TM800W560L) that was for $50 on the Microsoft Store

Hi everyone,

Did you know that on December 9, 2016, there was a tablet for just $50 dollars at the Microsoft Store? No? Well, bad luck for you then, as this tablet was only available for $50 bucks that day only, and yesterday, December 10, it was available for $100, still $30 off its main price.

For those of you who did get the tablet, Congratulations! You already know how powerful the tablet is for just the $50 dollar price it had.

For those of you who didn’t get it, here are the specs of the tablet as well as some videos:

  • Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33Ghz up to 1.84Ghz
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB eMMC Storage
  • MicroSD Slot
  • Micro HDMI connector
  • Micro USB for charging and using a USB OTG adapter (included)
  • Headphone jack
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 2.0MP Front Camera
  • 5.0MP Rear Camera
  • up to 6 hours battery life

Unboxing Video

First Time Use and Overview Video

Link to the Microsoft Store: https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/NuVision-TM800W560L-Signature-Edition-Tablet/productID.608755100

Enjoy!